Someone told me today that some “animal rights people” think it’s a bad idea to adopt or foster homeless animals because it reinforces the notion that nonhuman animals are pets, and that we should kill or let all dogs and cats starve. I was asked for my view on this position. That’s easy: there are many bad ideas in the world and this is one. Adoption and fostering is an important part of animal rights activism.
~ Gary L. Francione (December 27, 2011)